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  • noun The process by which soils are depleted of bases and become acidic.
  • noun The development of a podzol.

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  • noun The process of podzolizing.


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  • The pedogenic process associated with deciduous forest is podzolization, moderated by warm wet winters.

    Eastern Broadleaf Forest (Oceanic) Province (Bailey)

  • Spodsols are soils that develop under coniferous vegetation and as a result are modified by podzolization.


  • In the lithosols of the mountains, podzolization is the main soil-forming process, and a rich diversity of variable and localized soil conditions have selected for microhabitat plant specialists.

    Montane fynbos and renosterveld

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